The German energy transition in the British, Finnish and Hungarian news media

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Antal , M & Karhunmaa , K M A 2018 , ' The German energy transition in the British, Finnish and Hungarian news media ' , Nature Energy , vol. 3 , no. 11 , pp. 994-1001 . https://doi.org/10.1038/s41560-018-0248-3

Title: The German energy transition in the British, Finnish and Hungarian news media
Author: Antal, Miklós; Karhunmaa, Kamilla Mari Amanda
Contributor: University of Helsinki, Academic Disciplines of the Faculty of Social Sciences
Date: 2018-10-22
Language: eng
Number of pages: 8
Belongs to series: Nature Energy
ISSN: 2058-7546
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10138/321960
Abstract: Germany was the first major country to commit itself to an electricity system transition based on decentralized renewable sources and energy efficiency. This experiment has attracted interest worldwide, but its influence on national energy debates is largely unknown. We study how the German transition appeared in the news media of three countries following alternative nuclear pathways—the United Kingdom, Finland and Hungary—between 2011 and 2015. We show that most discussions are techno-economic, supply-oriented and focused on nuclear, wind and solar energy. Key issues such as energy democracy, regional development, participation, demand-side measures, and bioenergy are neglected. We find that topics are detached from their original contexts and selectively contextualized elsewhere, resulting in very different pictures of the same transition in specific countries and news sources. The ‘Energiewende’ has become part of the international energy policy landscape, but its representation depends on local visions of a good society.
Subject: 5200 Other social sciences
CLIMATE-CHANGE
DISCOURSES
ELECTRICITY
ENERGIEWENDE
INNOVATION
POLICY
SOCIOTECHNICAL-TRANSITIONS
SYSTEM TRANSFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY
UK
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